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File #: 63133    Version: 1 Name: Awarding the 14th Annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Rabbi Bonnie Margulis
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 12/1/2020
Enactment date: 12/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00788
Title: Awarding the 14th Annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Rabbi Bonnie Margulis.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/1/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/18/20201 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Awarding the 14th Annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Rabbi Bonnie Margulis.
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WHEREAS, the Madison Common Council created the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award in memory of Jeffrey Erlanger's great contributions to the City of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award Committee has selected Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, an individual who exemplifies the values that are fundamental to this award and were so admirably demonstrated by Jeff Erlanger during his lifetime, as recipient of the 2020 award; and,

WHEREAS, Rabbi Bonnie is a faith leader who brings passion, knowledge, wisdom, and humility to every endeavor; who cares for all people regardless of faith, color or ethnicity; and who has engaged in important social justice work that has made a significant impact on both the Madison community and the State of Wisconsin; and,

WHEREAS, Rabbi Bonnie is the founder, president and executive director of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice (WFVJ), a state-wide interfaith organization working toward social and economic justice, which was formed in 2011 “to raise the progressive religious voice in support of low-income and underserved populations”; and,

WHEREAS, WFVJ, under Rabbi Bonnie’s leadership and in partnership with Voces de la Frontera and Centro Hispano of Madison, developed the Dane Sanctuary Coalition in 2017 “to assist vulnerable immigrant and refugee communities by providing physical sanctuary and other services as needed and by engaging in advocacy, direct action, education, and trainings on immigrant rights”; and,

WHEREAS, WFVJ, upon receiving a grant, partnered with the Wisconsin Council of Churches to launch the Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign to promote non-partisan civic engagement education and voter outreach, focusing on under-represented and disenfranchised voters in Wisconsin and elsewhere; and,

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